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Jim Kiick

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Miami Vice Character
Short Con ("Walk-Alone")
Born
August 9, 1946, Lincoln Park, New Jersey
Died
June 19, 2020, Wilton Manors, Florida (age 73, Alzheimer's Disease)
Active (Football)
1968-1977


James Forrest Kiick (August 9, 1946 - June 19, 2020) was a retired professional football player and two-time Super Bowl champion who made his only acting appearance as a con in the Aryan Sons gang inside Bolton Prison in the episode "Walk-Alone" of the series Miami Vice.

Football Career

Kiick attended the University of Wyoming from 1965-67, and was the team's leading rusher each year. His Cowboys played in the 1968 Orange Bowl against LSU (losing 20-13), Kiick was the team's leading rusher and scored a touchdown. He was drafted by the AFL's Miami Dolphins in 1968 and played with the team until 1974, appearing in three Super Bowls, Super Bowl VI (losing to the Dallas Cowboys), then winning Super Bowl VII (in 1973, completing the only perfect NFL season in history, beating the Washington Redskins) and his last one in Super Bowl VIII (defeated the Minnesota Vikings). Kiick, along with fullback Larry Csonka, were a formidable backfield tandem which allowed the Dolphins to have their success in the early 1970s, and off the field the duo were called "Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid" for their hard-partying lifestyle. In 1975 Kiick, along with Csonka and wideout Paul Warfield, all left the Dolphins to sign with the Memphis Southmen of the rival World Football League (WFL), receiving at that time the highest paid contracts in pro football--$3.5 million for the three combined, including perks such as luxury cars and a three-bedroom luxury apartment. Unfortunately, the WFL folded 12 games into the 18-game 1975 season and Kiick finished his career with the Denver Broncos (he was released during the season and missed the team's appearance in Super Bowl XII--which would have been his fourth) and Washington Redskins, retiring in the 1977 season.

Personal Life/Death

Kiick has worked as a private investigator in the Broward County public defenders office and headed Kiick Sports Promotions in Ft. Lauderdale. Kiick has a daughter, Allie (born 1995) that is a professional tennis player. Kiick died on June 19, 2020, in Wilton Manors, Florida from Alzheimer's Disease at the age of 73.

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